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Friday Tip: Make your own kind of Munich

The Olympic flame will shortly be wending its way through Kent. To mark the occasion, UCA Canterbury is holding a very special exhibition of graphic design.

Munich 72 legacy 2

Will London’s legacy be this pretty?

This week’s tip comes from Paul Zara, head of our Brighton architects. Continue reading

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What Conran saw: LDF 2011 Part 2

More from our teams on their LDF 2011 travels. Alice Walsh from Conran & Company had a good run around! If you missed part 1 click here

Mind over Matter at Kemistry gallery on Charlotte Road in east London was one of my fave spots. The exhibition brings together a collection oforiginal material and notes from Alan Fletcher’s archive, documenting thirty or so years of attentive curiosity. A small space but I found myself there for a good hour perusing the sketches filling the walls. Definitely worth a look. 

Another favourite was Continue reading

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Conran loves the East London Line

Emma Weber, one of our graphic designers here at Studio Conran inaugurated the new overground East London Line yesterday morning and took a couple of pics…

East London Line

I usually cycle into work but I got a flat tyre last night cycling home so the opening was perfect timing. The train was practically empty and sooo clean. Amazing. The only downside was the colour and patterns of the seats… Check for yourself. Definitely not my cup of tea!


I started the journey at Haggerston, changed at Canada Water onto the Jubilee line and got off at Bermondsey…all in under 30 minutes!

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Conran Columns: Tips for a great London weekend – 23-25 April 2010

Somerset House really is the place to be at the moment – last week we recommended taking a look or rather a listen of Bill Fontana’s River Sounding.

This weekend the Pick Me Up, the UK’s first contemporary Graphic Art fair, will be held in that same auspicious location, bringing together the most exciting graphic artists working today and giving people the chance to buy quirky, affordable, one-off pieces of illustration and design.

If you dont fancy either of those simply go and soak up the sun on their riverside terrace – divine. It’s heading on up to 20degrees….!

Read more about it on Eye Magazine’s blog

A New Face at Studio Conran

Last week we talked about Studio Conran, the product and graphic design studio here at CONRAN.

Well, we are delighted to announce that from next Monday Hugo Eccles will be joining the studio as the brand new Creative Director fresh from New York and stints at Fitch and Arnell Group’s Innovation Lab. Very exciting.

We managed to grab him before he starts ‘officially’ and ask him a couple of questions about why he’s joined CONRAN.

Click back on Monday or subscribe to our emails or feeds to find out and keep up to date about what’s going on.

Marrying Miss Last

Massive congratulations to Izzie Last, our fabulous Senior Receptionist and general oracle. She’s off to get married next weekend. If ever a wedding was planned in more beautiful detail we want to know about it.

We wish her and new husband Jason all the best!

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STOP PRESS! News from Studio Conran

We were very excited back in 2009 when Japan’s leading lighting company, Yamagiwa, invited us to create a premium concept that treats light as a raw material rather than to design an object which lights up.

The result is the Stem Ray Light, an elegantly simple and discrete task light. Primarily designed to focus a bright pool of soft light on a small area, it’s ideal for reading anywhere.

We were over the moon when this month we were awarded a Red Dot Award – distinction for high design quality.

Find out more about this flexible friend here

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Studio Conran

Studio Conran is our cutting edge product and design studio full of young and trendy like-minded people reading Wired and Eye magazine and beavering away on macs with screens the size of footballers’ televisions.

Watch this video about the sort of thing they do.

In the last post we mentioned that Studio Conran had worked with world renowned designer Javier Mariscal on developing the packaging for The Conran Shop’s Well Considered collection.

Graphic designer Bryony Akehurst worked with Mariscal – next week she answers a few questions about what it was like working with the design legend



The Conran Shop Pops Up at Westfield

From March 31 2010 for 10 weeks only, The Conran Shop is at Westfield London, selling products from our cool, colourful and cost-effective well considered collection.

Keep an eye out for the distinctive, bold packaging developed by Studio Conran with acclaimed Spanish designer Javier Mariscal whose retrospective exhibition last Summer brought vibrant murals and fun typography to London’s Design Museum

Come and see us!

Read more about why we are doing pop-ups here (subscriber only page)

Read more about working with Mariscal next week

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